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2 Table of Contents Table of Contents... 1 The University Mission Statement... 2 Statement of Purpose Campus Address Administrative Officers... 3 Deans Graduate Studies... 3 Graduate Policies Academic Policies Graduate Grading Policy Grade Appeals Academic Misconduct... 8 Graduate Services Financial Information Legal Notices Completing The Program Graduate Programs of Study Distance Learning Programs Applied Exercise Science Athletic Training Business Administration The MBA Core Accounting Corporate Communications Environmental Studies Finance Health Care Administration Human Resource Management International Business Management Management Information Systems Marketing Public Administration Risk Management Sports and Entertainment Management Counseling School Counseling Professional Counseling Education Art Education Alternative Education Early Childhood Education Educational Administration Director of Instruction Educational Design and Technology Environmental Education Family Studies Literacy Master of Science in Education Special Education Cross Categorical Special Education Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Certification Program Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificates Church Music Information Technology Nursing Family and Adult/Gerontology Practitioner Nurse Educator RN to BSN MSN Program Doctor of Nursing Practice Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Studies Rehabilitation Science Student Personnel Administration Pharmacy Course Descriptions Faculty Table of Contents CUW 1

3 The University The University Concordia University Wisconsin is one of ten colleges or universities in the Concordia University System, which is owned and operated by The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Mission Statement Concordia University is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. Statement of Purpose Concordia was founded in 1881 as a school of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and officially became a university on August 27th, Concordia provides a variety of educational opportunities for students who are preparing for vocations in the ministry of the church and for various professional and business careers in the community. The program of studies emphasizes a liberal arts curriculum and course offerings provide educational experiences that cultivate personal and vocational skills. The total program is centered in the Christian philosophy with a confessional Lutheran emphasis. It is governed by sound educational standards and is focused on the spiritual, academic, social, and physical development of students. Concordia University seeks to develop mature Christians in whom knowledge and understanding of the Holy Scriptures, the inspired, inerrant Word of God and the source and norm of Christian truth, are united with personal faith in Jesus as God and Savior. Concordia s spiritual resources are directed to the development of Christian faith and practice of Christian virtues so that the student can form value judgments and arrive at ethical principles required for purposeful living. Concordia s programs promote intellectual development and self-knowledge for the student s personal growth and well-being. They nurture religious commitment, provide insights for Christian action in the world, and facilitate the ability to communicate effectively. The programs provide an opportunity for intelligent selection of vocations for service to God, church and society. They are designed to develop the professional competencies and commitment required for responsible participation and leadership in a complex society. As a metropolitan educational institution in Wisconsin, Concordia is determined to use all available opportunities and resources provided by the community at large to enhance the educational development of its students. Concordia also integrates a global experience into its curriculum so that the student can better understand the church and our nation in a truly global environment. Concordia, in turn, within the bounds of its philosophy and resources, is interested in exerting a Christian influence on the community, nation, and world. This is done through traditional and non-traditional university programs, adult and continuing education, graduate programs, and global education. With a spirit of Christian commitment, supported by a broad liberal arts education, graduates of Concordia will intelligently and unselfishly enter challenging avenues of service to church and society. Campus Address Concordia University Wisconsin North Lake Shore Drive Mequon, Wisconsin Telephone: Fax: CUW

4 Administrative Officers PRESIDENT.... Patrick Ferry EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER...Allen Prochnow SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMICS....William Cario SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ENROLLMENT SERVICES.... Kenneth Gaschk VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT.... Roy Peterson VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER....Joan Scholz VICE PRESIDENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.... Thomas Phillip VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING...Anita Clark VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY, CULTURE & EXTERNAL RELATIONS.... Gretchen Jameson VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT LIFE.... Sarah Holton ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMICS.... Bernard Bull ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMICS....Leah Dvorak ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMICS.... Randall Ferguson CHAIR, FACULTY SENATE.... Brad Condie The University Deans ARTS AND SCIENCES.... Gaylund Stone BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION....David Borst EDUCATION.... Michael Uden HEALTH PROFESSIONS....Linda Samuel NURSING... Sharon Chappy PHARMACY... Dean Arneson STUDENT LIFE... Graduate Studies The graduate programs have been developed by the graduate faculty, approved by the graduate council, the faculty and the Board of Regents of Concordia University. The Directors of the Graduate Programs, under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Academics, are responsible for the administration of the graduate programs. Accreditation Concordia University Wisconsin is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges: North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.230 South La Salle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois , (312) Concordia University Wisconsin is registered as a Private Institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. CUW 3

5 The University Graduate Policies Policies apply to all graduate students, both on campus and Distance Education. ADMISSion TO GRADUAte AND ProFESSionAL STUDIES All graduate programs offered by Concordia University are administered by the specific academic departments under the general supervision of the Senior Vice President of Academics. Students interested in enrolling in Graduate and Professional Studies are encouraged to contact the Graduate Admission Office at (262) or (800) for information on admission. Information may be found online at the Concordia website, ADMISSion REQUireMentS- ProFESSionAL ProGRAMS Admission requirements are specific to professional programs including: Nursing Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Physician Assistant Studies Physical Therapy Admission requirements and admission process information is located on individual program pages of this catalog. ADMISSion REQUireMentS- GRADUAte ProGRAMS General requirements for admission to Graduate Studies are: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 for full acceptance Bachelor s degree from a regionally accredited institution In addition to these general admission requirements, each program may have other requirements. THE ADMISSion ProceSS-GRADUAte ProGRAMS 1. Application (Please Submit the Following): Application form available at: Non-refundable application fee One page essay describing your reason for obtaining a graduate degree Résumé of your education and employment experience Two recommendations All official transcripts leading to your bachelor s degree Please note: Graduate entrance exams such as the GRE are not required If you have completed graduate level classes in the last seven years and wish to have them evaluated for possible transfer, please submit these transcripts International students should contact the Office of International Student Services at for additional application requirements 4 CUW

6 2. Evaluation- When an applicant s file is complete, the file is forwarded to the Admission Committee. The Admission Committee will make one of four decisions: The student is unconditionally admitted to the program The student is admitted as a conditional student, whose admission and/or continuation in the program is contingent upon meeting certain conditions that are stipulated in the acceptance letter the student receives If there are conditions to be met prior to admission, the candidate must provide documentation of having met those requirements to the Graduate Admission Counselor The student is admitted as a provisional student, whose admission allows them to take prerequisite courses only. Upon completion of prerequisite courses admission status is changed to conditional or unconditional acceptance The student is denied admission to Graduate Studies. A letter is sent to the applicant, giving the decision of the Admission Committee The University 3. Admission- If the student is admitted an acceptance letter will be mailed to the student, along with the name and contact information of the student s Advisor, and the student s Falcon One Student ID number. Password information to access will be sent separately from the Information Technology office. Students should contact their advisor prior to registering for courses. INTERNAtionAL STUDENT ADMISSion Applicants who are not US Citizens or permanent residents are required to meet all regular admission standards listed for the program they wish to enter. In addition, the following are required: A score of at least 550 (213 if taken by computer) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for graduate studies or successful completion of English as a Second Language (ESL) class and recommendation of ESL Director. The required 550 TOEFL score (213 computerized score) will be waived if the enrolling student has graduated from an English-speaking college or university. Certified English translation of college or university transcripts originally prepared in any other language. The credential evaluation needs to show that the applicant has a degree equivalent to a baccalaureate degree in the United States. Adequate medical insurance is required. A certified document guaranteeing adequate financial support for one year of study must be submitted. All fees of the University and any other financial obligations to the University must be paid in U.S. dollars at the time of the announced financial registration. Immigration regulations prohibit employment outside the campus community without prior Department of Homeland Security approval. Concordia University Wisconsin complies with Federal requirements for reporting of non-citizens who are admitted to the University. APPLICAtion DEADLINES If there are application deadlines, they are specified on the program pages at INTERNAL TRANSFer TO AnotHER GRADUAte ProGRAM If a student wishes to transfer from one program to another (e.g. from Education to Church Music), he or she must submit a Change of Program Form and a new essay explaining the reasons for the transfer. Ordinarily new letters of reference are not required. All admission procedures for the new program must be followed. Even though a student has been admitted to one graduate program, he or she is not guaranteed admission to or transfer to another graduate program. CUW 5

7 The University Academic Policies INITIAL COURSES The student should contact his or her program director or advisor, who will recommend the courses in which the student should enroll. Ordinarily, the director or advisor will discuss a long-range program with the student at this time. STUDENT COURSE LOAD A full-time semester credit load is nine graduate credits. Half-time load is three semester credits. When exceptional situations prevail, the student may request permission to enroll for additional credits; permission must be given by the advisor and the Director of the program. During the summer term a full-time load is determined by the number of credits the program offers. Half-time load is three semester credits. The maximum load for a summer session is nine semester hours. CONDITIONAL STUDENT CREDIT LOAD A student who has been accepted as a conditional student may take 9 credits before being unconditionally admitted (or denied admission) to Graduate Studies. Students may receive no grade lower than a B (3.0) on any of these courses. Other conditions may apply to specific individuals. Failure to meet the conditions stated as conditions for admission will result in the student s immediate dismissal. NON-deGree-SEEKinG STUdent CREDIT LOAD Students may enroll as non-degree-seeking students and take up to nine credits over five years. In order to register for classes, the student must complete an application for non-degree-seeking status. Not all programs allow non-degreeseeking students to take courses. ProBAtionARY STUdentS Students, whose grade-point average (gpa) falls below 3.0, will have 9 credits to bring their cumulative gpa to 3.0. If that gpa is not achieved, the student will be dismissed from the University. The student may use the appeals procedure to present extenuating circumstances which may lead to readmission as a graduate student. He or she will also need to present a plan for successful continuation in the program. TRANSFer CREDITS Depending on the admission policy of the program, a student may be allowed credit for work completed at the graduate level prior to enrolling at Concordia University. The applicant must provide official transcripts documenting the completed work and the grades obtained for this work. These grades must meet the Concordia admission standards. In order to transfer to Concordia, the number of graduate credits for a course taken at another university must be equal to or greater than the number of credits of a comparable course at Concordia, i.e., a two-credit course cannot transfer in for a required three-credit course. Courses in which the student received lower than a 3.0 (B) will not be considered for transfer. No more than six credits may be transferred from another institution. AUDITING A CLASS A student may audit a course contingent upon availability of space and approval of the course instructor. Students auditing a course are expected to attend all classes but are not required to complete written course assignments and examinations. A reduced fee will be charged. Graduate Grading Policy Formal reports of the student s progress are posted in the Banner Self-Service section of the student services tab of at the close of each course. The following grade point system is used to determine grade point average. A equals 4.00 points per credit A- equals 3.67 points per credit B+ equals 3.33 points per credit B equals 3.00 points per credit B- equals 2.67 points per credit C+ equals 2.33 points per credit W WF I C equals 2.00 points per credit C- equals 1.67 points per credit D+ equals 1.33 points per credit D equals 1.00 points per credit D- equals 0.67 points per credit F equals 0.00 points per credit 0.0 points, withdrawn without penalty, not computed in grade point average. Given for withdrawal after the withdrawal deadline under authorized conditions. 0.0 points, withdrawn with penalty, is computed in grade point average. Given for withdrawal after the withdrawal deadline under unauthorized conditions. 0.0 points, incomplete, not computed in grade point average. (See policy on incomplete grades below). 6 CUW

8 GRAde CHANGES Once a course grade has been made available to the student, a change of that grade will be permitted on the following time basis: - For a course taught in the traditional semester format (Fall, Spring, or Summer) the grade change is to occur within three calendar weeks following the end of the given semester - For a course taught in the non-traditional format the change is to occur within six calendar weeks. The above policy does not apply to grades of Incomplete The University INCOMPLete GRAdeS An incomplete grade given in any term (Fall, Spring or Summer session) becomes a failing grade if the work is not completed within six weeks after the end of the course. Requests for extension of time to resolve an Incomplete (I) grade will be approved only when the instructor is satisfied that circumstances prompting the request justify waiving this six-week policy. In unusual circumstances beyond the control of the student and with the approval of the instructor, incomplete grades can be held for one semester. These requests must be made in writing before the last day of the course. The incomplete policy as written above does not apply to Thesis or Graduate Seminar papers. In such cases the incomplete will remain until the thesis or paper is completed or the instructor determines that progress has ceased. EXPirAtion OF COURSES Students are expected to make steady progress toward their degree. Unless stated otherwise in the department s policies, courses expire after seven years and need to be retaken if they are to count toward the degree. REPetition OF COURSES Students may repeat a course in which they receive a grade of C (2.0) or lower. The student must request permission to retake the class prior to the beginning of the class, and this permission is placed on file in the Registrar s Office. At the end of the course, the grade the student received in the repetition of the course is recorded on the transcript; this grade is used to recalculate the grade-point average. The original grade is no longer computed in the grade-point average but does remain on the official transcript. The students will be assessed tuition for the retaken course. Grade Appeals GenerAL Academic Grievances The steps listed below are to be carried out with an attitude of Christian love and concern for academic, moral, and spiritual growth. Face-to-face meetings are encouraged throughout the process, but may not be possible because of the situation. Step I:.The student meets with the instructor to resolve the matter informally. Step II:.Traditional undergraduate students submit a written grievance to the Department Chair of the program in which the course was taught within 10 working days after meeting with the instructor. Upon receipt of the student s grievance, the Department Chair will notify the instructor, who will then have 10 working days to submit a written explanation of the incident to the Department Chair. Within 5 working days of receiving the instructor s report, the Department Chair will send a written response to the student and the instructor. Adult learners follow this step with their Center Director. Graduate students follow this step with their Program Director. Step III:.If the student is still not satisfied, s/he may file a written complaint with the Dean of the School in which the course was taught within 10 working days of receiving the step II report. The Dean or campus Dean will render a decision and send a written response to the student, the instructor, and the Step II University official within 10 working days of receiving the grievance. Academic ProBAtion and DiSMiSSAL policy In general a graduate/professional student, admitted without condition, who does not maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (after taking at least 9 credits) is placed on academic probation; s/he then has 9 credits to raise her/his GPA to 3.0 or better. If a student fails to achieve this goal, the appropriate Dean (if at Mequon) or campus dean (if at Ann Arbor), in consultation with the Program Director, will review each case to determine if dismissal is appropriate. Some graduate and professional programs have established their own standards and procedures for academic probation and dismissal and for an appeal, which take precedence over the aforementioned general procedure. CUW 7

9 The University Appeal Process Graduate or professional students who have been dismissed from their program and had their appeal denied by the program may only appeal to the Academic Office if they believe that the program s appeal process was not properly followed. If that is the case, the student will present an argument in writing to the Academic Office. The Chief Academic Officer or designee will examine the request, and if s/he ascertains that due process was not followed, s/he may return the appeal to the program for reconsideration. This decision will be communicated to the student within 10 working days of receiving the request. All dismissed students may appeal a decision to the President of the University (if at Mequon) or to the Chief Administrative Officer (if at Ann Arbor) in writing within 5 working days of the decision only if they can demonstrate that due process was not followed. Academic Misconduct PLAGIARISM Plagiarism is any misrepresentation in the use of another s work, especially as that misrepresentation gives the impression that the student is presenting his or her own work. Plagiarism is the use of exact words, phrases, or sentences of another person s work without quotation marks and proper documentation. Plagiarism is also paraphrasing in which a student makes a composite of borrowed phrases, ideas, or sentences without proper documentation. Confirmed plagiarism may result in class failure and dismissal from the graduate program. CHEAtinG Cheating is a form of stealing that is considered academic misconduct. Confirmed cheating may result in class failure and dismissal from the graduate program. Some examples of cheating are:. Turning in someone else's work as your own (with or without his or her knowledge). Turning in a completely duplicated assignment is a flagrant offense, but even copying only a portion of the assignment and turning it in as your own is considered cheating. Allowing someone else to turn in your work as his or her own. Several people writing one paper, or other work, and turning in multiple copies, all represented (implicitly or explicitly) as individual work. Using any part of someone else's work without proper acknowledgement. Submitting falsified application information or someone else s application as your own. Stealing an examination or a solution from the instructor. This is an extremely flagrant offense Academic DiSHonesty policy 1) First instance: The faculty member determines the penalty. This may include any of the following: an opportunity to redo the assignment or test, a reduced grade on the assignment or test, a failing grade on the assignment or test, a lower grade in the course, a failing grade in the course, or removal of the student from the course. 2) Second instance: The faculty member determines the penalty, and the campus-specific Chief Academic Officer (CAO) or designee connects with the student at which time additional sanctions may be imposed. 3) third instance: The faculty member determines the penalty, and the Academic Conduct Board (ACB) meets with the student at which time additional sanctions may be imposed, including suspension or expulsion. On the Mequon campus the ACB consists of the CAO at Mequon, AVP of Academics for Student Success, and the Dean of the School in which the student resides. If the student is an adult learner, the appropriate Center Director joins the ACB. If the student is a graduate student, the appropriate Program Director joins the ACB. The decision of the ACB is final. Appeal Process On the Mequon campus students may appeal a faculty-issued academic dishonesty decision or penalty in writing to the Dean of the School in which the course was offered within 15 working days of receiving the report. The Dean (in consultation with the Department Chair or Program Director or Center Director) will consider the appeal and render a decision within 10 working days of receiving the appeal and issue a written response to the student. 8 CUW

10 Graduate Services AdviSinG At Concordia University every graduate and professional student receives personal consideration and attention, including the benefit of personal academic counseling from an assigned faculty member. CAreer ServiceS The Department of Career Education and Services offers students assistance in: Part-time and full-time jobs Job search techniques Volunteer opportunities. Resumé and cover letter assistance Career planning The University INStitUtionAL REVIEW BOArd (irb) USE OF HUMAN SUBJectS IN RESEArcH Federal regulations and Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) policy require that any research involving human subjects must come before the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review and approval. This policy pertains to projects for classes, independent studies, thesis and dissertation research, as well as faculty/student collaborative projects. Each research protocol involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to beginning the project. While investigators may contact organizations from which subjects might be recruited, contacting subjects for recruitment or obtaining consent are prohibited actions until IRB approval is received. Examples of research activities that would fall under IRB purview include: Clinical trials Experimentation with human tissue Review of medical records or other personal data Pilot studies and feasibility studies (including single subject studies) Research using data on human subjects gathered in earlier projects Surveys or questionnaires Other social science or educational studies involving human subjects Certain types of research involving only minimal risk procedures (e.g., the study of individual or group behavior in which the behavior is not manipulated and the subjects are not exposed to any stressful situation) or research deemed to be exempt from full board review by the CUW IRB (e.g., survey research) may be eligible for an expedited review process. Expedited review is generally to be used only in special circumstances such as research involving strict time constraints or special unanticipated opportunities. For more information, log on to the CUW IRB website at You may also phone the IRB office at (262) or the Office of Institutional Research at (262) LEArninG CENTER The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides a variety of free services that aim to increase students' academic success. The LRC houses tutoring, the Supplemental Instruction Program, the Writing Center, and Disability Support Services. Tutoring One-to-one tutoring is available for most courses. Tutors are typically upperclassmen who have demonstrated mastery of the course subject matter. Supplemental Instruction (SI) SI is an internationally renowned program that facilitates peer-led, structured group study sessions. SI is associated with traditionally difficulty courses, and is available to students of all ability levels. Writing Center Writing Center consultants work with students at any stage of the writing process. For example, consultants will work one-on-one with students to generate topic ideas, gather support for the thesis, check documentation formatting, and evaluate the paper for organization and clarity. Disability Support Services (DSS) DSS coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with the university's compliance responsibilities under the law. Accommodation determinations for all students with documented disabilities will be made on a case-by-case basis. COUNSELING ServiceS A director of counseling supervises the counseling activities on the campus. The director serves as a counselor for students desiring personal counseling. Graduate students may also be referred to agencies in the community as individual needs warrant. COMPUter AcceSS The University has a number of computer labs available for faculty and students. The University s computer systems also provide a wide range of software application packages (including word processors, spreadsheets, data base systems, graphics, and statistical programs) along with a number of programming language environments and system utilities. Computer accounts are available to all students by request at no cost. The University has a program for students to purchase computers through the institution. See the Information Technology Support department for more information. Information Technology is an academic discipline and we don t support students with computer use. CUW 9

11 The University FALcon-one CArd All graduate students who plan to use the Concordia University library must receive a Falcon ONE card, which is available at no charge in the Rincker Library. The card will be validated by the Business Office when all fees have been paid. The identification cards remain the property of the University and are subject to return to the University upon termination, change of status or completion of term. Money may be placed on the Falcon ONE card, which may then be used for food services, Book Store purchases, or any other campus expenses. BooKStore The campus bookstore is located in the Student Union. All textbooks for courses, school supplies, gift items, greeting cards and clothing that carries the university emblem are available in the bookstore. HEALTH ServiceS The Health Service is operated at set hours for evaluation and treatment of minor illness, first aid, and consultation regarding health manners. A physician serves as a consultant and for referral. The Health Service instructs and supplies selected personnel with materials for dealing with minor problems. Serious illness and emergencies are referred to local professional health care agencies. All Concordia students are encouraged to carry adequate health and accident insurance, either through the university or individual policies. PARKinG A parking sticker is required for all student vehicles prior to parking on campus. Parking stickers are issued by Campus Safety. There is no charge for parking stickers. Rules and regulations pertaining to parking can be obtained in the Campus Safety Office. Financial Information All fees, whether paid by a person or organization, shall be paid in United States dollars. Should payment be received in any foreign currency, the amount received and credited to the account of the student will be the net amount after any loss or gain due to the exchange return between the currency and U.S. dollars, in addition to any cost or service charge to effect the exchange conversion. TUition The tuition fee for each graduate and professional program is established each academic year. Fees are to be paid online at or to the Business Office before the class begins. PAYMent INFORMAtion The University requires full payment of each semester s charges before or at the beginning of the semester s classes. Notification from the Financial Aid Office of grants, scholarships, or a Guaranteed Student Loan will be accepted in lieu of payment by cash. Only one half of such aid will be credited to the student s account for each semester. Failing to observe this schedule or to make other satisfactory arrangements with the Business Office will result in the student s forfeiting the right to begin or continue work at Concordia. If students must rely on others for financial resources, they are held responsible for seeing to it that financial sponsors observe the payment schedule. All fee payments should be addressed to Concordia University Wisconsin, N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin ATTN: Business Office. Study Abroad Grant Students who meet all eligibility requirements will be awarded up to $1,000. Eligibility requirements and application instructions can be found in the Study Abroad Handbook at GRADUAte ASSISTANTS/GRADUAte STUDENT EMPLOYeeS Several departments offer graduate assistantships or graduate student employment. See the Graduate Assistant/ Graduate Student Employee Handbook for additional information or contact Dr. James Juergensen at REFUND POLICY No refunds may be applied to the student s account without the completed official drop forms. Students who withdraw from classes will receive a pro-rated refund of educational fees and residence hall fees, according to the following schedule: Semester-long classes Before the first class session 100% Between the first and second class session 80% Between the second and third class session 60% Between the third and fourth class session 30% Between the fourth and fifth class session 10% After the fifth class session None 10-week and 8-week classes Prior to the first class session 100% Between the first and second class sessions 67% Between the second and third class sessions 33% After the third class period 0% 10 CUW

12 Students attending summer school who drop a course are charged according to the schedules listed above. For example, a 10-session course will be prorated according to the 10-week schedule; or a 20-session class will be prorated according to the semester refund schedule. The fees will be imposed as of the date the drop form is received from the student. Food service fees are refunded on a pro-rated basis for the entire semester. FinANCIAL ASSISTANCE Concordia University maintains the Financial Aid Office to assist students finance of their graduate programs. Though Concordia believes that the principal responsibility for educational costs rests with the student, the University offers a variety of programs which may be used as resources for the payment of educational expenses. The University The primary sources of assistance available at Concordia University are educational loans, graduate assistantships, and other limited campus employment. The Stafford Student Loan Program enables students to borrow federally insured loans through Concordia University Wisconsin. The interest may be paid by the government until the borrower graduates. Students must be admitted and registered for a course before they will receive an award letter. Non degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. All educational loan programs maintain eligibility requirements based on a confidential needs analysis. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the required form needed to determine student loan eligibility. The FAFSA Application is available online at Veterans EducationAL ASSistance Concordia University in Mequon is approved as an educational institution at which students may receive veteran s benefits. Prospective students who have been in the Armed Forces should check with their local V.A. office for more complete details. They must file for benefits in Milwaukee if they have made no prior claims. If a claim file has already been established, they should file with that particular V.A. office. Legal Notices THE FAMILY education RIGHTS AND PrivACY Act The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a Federal law which states (a) that a written institutional policy must be established and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records. Concordia University accords all the rights under the law to students who are declared independent. No one outside the institution shall have access to students records nor will the institution disclose any information from students education records without the written consent of students except to personnel within the institution, to officials of other institutions in which students seek to enroll, to persons or organizations providing students financial aid, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, to parents of dependent students, to persons in compliance with a judicial order, and to persons in an emergency in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. All these exceptions are permitted under the Act. Within the Concordia University Wisconsin community, only those members, individually or collectively, acting in the students educational interest are allowed access to student education records. These members include personnel in the Offices of the Registrar, Financial Aid, Admission, Academic Dean, Student Life, Business, Placement, and academic personnel within the limitations of their need to know. The law provides students with the right to inspect and review information contained in their education records, to challenge the contents of their education records, to have a hearing if the outcome of the challenge is unsatisfactory, and to submit explanatory statements for inclusion in their files if they feel the decisions of the hearing panels to be unacceptable. The Registrar at Concordia University has been designated by the institution to coordinate the inspection and review procedures for student education records, which include admissions, personal, academic, and financial files, and academic, cooperative education, and placement records. Students wishing to review their education records must have written requests to the Registrar listing the item or items of interest. Local policy explains in detail the procedures to be used by the institution for compliance with the provisions of the Act. Copies of the policy can be found in the Office of the President and the Office of the Registrar. PUBLIC NOTICE DESIGNAtinG DIRECTORY INForMAtion Concordia University Wisconsin hereby designates the following categories of student information as public or Directory Information. Such information may be disclosed by the institution for any purpose, at its discretion. Category I.Name, address, telephone number, dates of attendance, class, photos and class schedules. Category II.Previous institution(s) attended, major field of study, awards, honors (includes Dean s List), degree(s) conferred (including dates). CUW 11

13 The University Category III.Past and present participation in officially recorded sports and activities, physical factors (height, weight of athletes), date and place of birth. Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of any category of information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of To withhold disclosure, written notification must be received in the Office of the Registrar prior to the fifth class day of each academic year. Forms requesting the withholding of Directory Information are available in the Office of the Registrar. Concordia University Wisconsin assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of categories of Directory Information indicates individual approval for disclosure. NON-DIScriMINAtion POLicieS Concordia University Wisconsin admits qualified students of any age, sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental conditions, or developmental disability, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Concordia University Wisconsin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, physical or mental condition, or developmental disability in the administration of its admission policies, education policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and extra-curricular programs or other school-administered programs. Concordia University Wisconsin does not discriminate on the basis of handicap. (cf. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Completing The Program Good STAndinG Students must be in good standing in order to receive a graduate degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. To be in good standing, they must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. APPLicAtion FOR GRADUAtion The student s application for graduation must submitted online no less than 10 weeks prior to commencement. The form is located on the student service. GRADUAtion FEE A fee is assessed for all graduates to cover graduation expenses. COMMenceMent PArticiPAtion In order to participate in commencement, the student must have: 1. Completed all coursework in the degree (or be in the process of taking the final class). 2. Completed the application for graduation. 3. Paid the graduation fee. Graduate Programs Of Study ProGRAM credits online OPtion AVAILABLE APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE 33 No ATHLETIC TRAINING 36 No BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Corporate Communication 39 Yes Finance 39 Yes Health Care Administration 39 Yes Human Resource Management 39 Yes International Business 39 Yes Information Technology 39 Yes Management 39 Yes Management Information Systems 39 Yes Marketing 39 Yes Public Administration 39 Yes Risk Management 39 Yes 12 CUW

14 ProGRAM CHURCH MUSIC credits online OPtion AVAILABLE Choral 36 No Handbell 36 No Organ 36 No EDUCATION Educational Administration: Principal 33 Yes Director of Instruction 36 Yes Principal and Director of Instruction 39 Yes Alternative Education 6 Yes Art Education No Counseling: Professional Counselor 45 Yes School Counselor Yes Teaching and Learning 33 Yes Early Childhood 30 No Educational Technology 33 Yes Environmental Education 30 Yes Family Studies No Literacy 30 Yes Special Education Yes Teacher Certification Program - Elementary 47 No Teacher Certification Program - Secondary 36 No INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Yes NURSING Doctor of Nursing Practice Yes Family Nurse Practitioner 44 Yes Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 44 Yes Nurse Educator 47 Yes CAGE (Certificate after Graduation Education) for NP 30 Yes CAGE (Certificate after Graduation Education) for NE 29 Yes OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Entry Level Master of Occupational Therapy 89 No PHYSICAL THERAPY Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy 117 No REHABILITATION SCIENCE 33 Yes STUDENT PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION No PHARMACEUTICAL OR CHEMICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 48 No PHARMACY 148 No PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 115 No The University Continuing and Distance Education Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is dedicated to providing flexible and affordable Christian online learning experiences that serve the needs of your career and busy lifestyle. Online learning options range from full degree programs from the associates level to doctoral to non-degree certificates, courses, and other forms of continuing education. As a student at CUW Online, you will be assigned a student support specialist to be your personal guide throughout your learning experience. This includes an online student orientation, to go over online expectations and set a new online student up for a successful experience. In addition to a student support specialist we offer online library and tutoring assistance and online text ordering. For further information on programs and courses offered online, please visit our website at CUW 13

15 Applied Exercise Science Applied Exercise Science MASter OF Science IN APPLied EXerciSE Science DEGREE OVERVIEW The Master of Science degree in Applied Exercise Science provides a flexible format of academic and research preparation for entry into various exercise science fields or for advancement into doctoral programs. MISSion STAteMent The Concordia University Wisconsin program in Applied Exercise Science seeks to develop exercise science graduate students in mind, body and spirit for Christian service to the community. GENERAL ACAdeMIC INForMAtion Major topics examined include exercise physiology and applied kinesiology research with the goal of applying these skills toward the enhancement of human physical performance, injury prevention and the treatment/prevention of chronic disease. Additionally, the student is allowed to take a number of electives, adding breadth to the program. Objectives of the program include: Acquire applied neuromuscular, cardiorespiratory and bioenergetics exercise science knowledge Develop and demonstrate critical thinking skills Enhance research skills in areas of personal interest Expand communication skills, both written and oral Build lifelong learning skills necessary for continued growth over the lifespan The program includes a flexible blended learning model of online and face-to-face meetings. Completion time for the program is generally two years. ENTRAnce REQUireMentS Admission to the Master of Applied Exercise Science program allows students to begin the program in either Fall or Spring semesters. Entrance requirements include: Undergraduate degree in an Exercise Science related field (Example: Human Performance, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, and Movement Science) If undergraduate degree is not in an Exercise Science field, the student must have taken the following prerequisite courses: 1. A full year of human anatomy and physiology and 2. A one semester course in Exercise Physiology Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above for full acceptance (Conditional acceptance can be made for GPAs under 3.00) Minimum grade of C in Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology courses Graduate entrance exams such as the GRE are not required Students may apply to the program before all admission requirements and prerequisites are completed, but must be completed prior to matriculation. 14 CUW

16 APPLicAtion PROCESS Application form available at: In addition to the application, submit: Non-refundable $50 application fee One page essay describing reason for obtaining a Master of Science degree in Applied Exercise Science Resume of education and employment experience Two recommendations that address potential for success in the program All official transcripts leading to bachelor s degree: Students who have completed graduate level classes and wish to have them evaluated for possible transfer, please submit these transcripts Deadline for applying: August 1st (Fall Semester), January 1st (Spring Semester) Applied Exercise Science CURRICULUM Core Courses (27 credits) MSES 540 Applied Kinesiology MSES 545 Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology MSES 550 Seminar in Exercise Science MSES 565 Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology MSES 569 Research Methods MSN 820 Statistics MSES 757 Bioenergetics and Weight Control MSES 600 Thesis OR MSES 60 Capstone Project 6 Cr. 6 Cr. Electives (6 credits) Electives can be taken in most departments on the CUW campus. Electives are determined in consultation with your advisor. You may consult the course catalog to examine potential courses of interest. Total: 33 Credits The program retains the right to make curricular changes as needed in order to provide the optimal education program. CUW 15

17 Athletic Training Athletic Training MASter of Science in Athletic Training GENERAL ACAdeMIC INForMAtion The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is a five-year entry-level athletic training program. The objective of this program is to prepare graduates to enter into variety of employment settings and to render health care to diverse individuals engaged in physical activity. The MSAT program at CUW is designed to satisfy all of the requirements set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for an accredited program, as well as the graduation requirements for CUW. Meeting the CAATE requirements will allow the Athletic Training Student to take the Board of Certification (BOC) Computer Based Examination, which one must pass in order to practice professionally as an athletic trainer. The students completing this program will be awarded a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree. There are two main components to the MSAT program: 1. Classroom Education: The MSAT program consists of CUW undergraduate level core courses, athletic training undergraduate and graduate level core courses, and approved graduate level elective courses. 2. Clinical Education: The MSAT program enhances the classroom education with extensive hands-on clinical experiences in a variety of settings. The students in the MSAT program will complete approximately 3½ years of clinical rotations, concentrated during the third, fourth, and fifth years. CURRICULUM Athletic Training Core Curriculum 100 Credits BIO 162 or BIO 182: Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) EXPH 470: Exercise Physiology (4 credits) HHP 130: Advanced Weight Training (2 credits) HHP 171: Introduction to Exercise Science (1 credit) HHP 342: Nutrition for Wellness and Performance (3 credits) MSAT 115: Medical Terminology for the Health Professions (1 credit) MSAT 163: Freshman Fast Track I (1 credit) (not required) MSAT 164: Freshman Fast Track II (1 credit) (not required) MSAT 205: First Aid and Emergency Procedures (3 credits) MSAT 210: Health Care Delivery (2 credits) MSAT 272/273: Introduction to Athletic Training with Lab (3 credits) MSAT 289: Athletic Training Seminar (1 credit) (taken 4 consecutive semesters) MSAT 291: Athletic Training Practicum I (3 credits) MSAT 292: Athletic Training Practicum II (3 credits) MSAT 301/302: Rehabilitation Techniques of Athletic Injuries with Lab (3 credits) MSAT 303/304: Therapeutic Modalities with Lab (3 credits) MSAT 312: Administration and Organization of Athletic Training (3 credits) MSAT 330: Manual Muscle Testing (2 credits) MSAT 348: Palpatory Anatomy of the Human Body (2 credits) MSAT 372/374: Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I with Lab (3 credits) MSAT 376/378: Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II with Lab (3 credits) MSAT 391: Athletic Training Practicum III (3 credits) MSAT 392: Athletic Training Practicum IV (3 credits) MSAT 403: Advanced Injury Management (3 credits) MSAT 408: Pharmacology and Ergogenic Aids (3 credits) MSAT 491: Athletic Training Practicum V (3 credits) MSAT 492: Athletic Training Practicum VI (3 credits) MSAT 501: Manual Based Exam and Treatment (3 credits) MSAT ###: Applied Biomechanics and Arthrokinematics (3 credits) 16 CUW

18 MSAT ###: Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries III with Lab (3 credits) MSAT ###: Pathophysiology and General Medicine (3 credits) MSAT ###: Psychosocial Aspects of Athletic Training (3 credits) Capstone/Thesis/Internship (3 credits, taken for 2 semesters = 6 credits total) MSES 540: Applied Kinesiology (3 credits) MSES 569: Research Methods (3 credits) MSES 820: Statistics (3 credits) Electives (Graduate level courses) 9 credits Select 3 courses from the Approved List of Electives (9 credits) Athletic Training ADMISSion PROCESS The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is a selective program that accepts approximately twenty students each year. The model used is an 8:1 ratio (Student:Clinical Instructor ratio). This model promotes educational quality, provides the students with opportunities for hands-on learning, and maintains compliance with CAATE accreditation standards. Prospective athletic training students will formally apply to the athletic training program during the spring semester of their first year of coursework. Once admitted to the program, the students will complete the remaining four years of core curriculum and athletic training coursework. Students who are accepted into the athletic training program will be limited to one extracurricular activity (or sport), participating in that extracurricular activity (or sport) during its traditional season only. During the first year at Concordia University Wisconsin, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the MSAT program: 1. Earn a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 in all major course work. 2. Earn a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.75 in all course work. 3. Complete the Athletic Training application by the specified date. 4. Interview with ATEP Admissions Committee. 5. Submit two CUW ATEP student evaluation forms from two personal references. 6. Submit a two-page essay regarding your choice of Athletic Training as a career. 7. Submit a physical examination regarding the ATEP Technical Standards. 8. Complete and pass the following courses: a. BIO 181 & 182 (Anatomy & Physiology): with a grade of a C (2.0) or higher b. HHP 130 (Advanced Weight Training): with a grade of B (3.0) or higher c. HHP 171 (Intro to Exercise Science): with a grade of a B (3.0) or higher d. MSAT 115 (Medical Terminology): with a grade of B (3.0) or higher e. MSAT 205 (First Aid & Emergency Procedures): with a grade of a B (3.0) or higher f. MSAT 210 (Health Care Delivery): with a grade of B (3.0) or higher g. MSAT 272/273 (Intro to Athletic Training): with a grade of a B (3.0) or higher RETENTION STANDArdS Once admitted to the MSAT program, all Athletic Training Students must meet the following Retention Standards: 1. Maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 in major course work. 2. Maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.75 in all course work. 3. Must pass all Practicum courses (HHP 291, HHP 292, HHP 391, HHP 392, HHP 491, and HHP 492) with a grade of a B (3.0) or higher. 4. Must pass all required athletic training courses, in sequence, in order to progress in the athletic training program. Students who do not pass a course during the first attempt may re-take that course one additional time in an effort to pass the class. Students will not be allowed to take any athletic training course more than two times. 5. Maintain required and scheduled clinical experience hours. 6. Must follow all Athletic Training Program Policies and Procedures in the Athletic Training Program Handbook. CUW 17

19 Business Administration Business Administration Concordia University Wisconsin s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is designed to prepare men and women to meet the challenges of a changing administrative environment. The program is designed to provide the opportunity of a professional education for the working student. The curriculum offers broad-based knowledge needed by middle and upper level managers. While the MBA is designed for those in business professions, it is readily adapted to meet the needs of students from engineering, health, non-profit, religious and other backgrounds. ProGRAM StrUctURE The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree requires 39 semester hours of credit comprising of 13 courses. A thesis is not required for this degree. Each four-hour long course meets once a week for eight weeks and is scheduled for either a weekday evening or Saturday morning. The program consists of six continuous eight-week terms per year. If taking the standard one course per term, the total time needed to complete the program is 26 months. However, expedited program completion is possible. Students must complete all requirements for the MBA degree within five years of matriculation. Classes are taught on the Mequon campus and at Ann Arbor MI, Appleton, Beloit, Dearborn MI, Frankenmuth, MI, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Midtown, Miller Park Way, St. Louis, Waukesha, and locations. Videoconference classes are available for some courses. In addition to the live and synchronous format highlighted above, courses are also offered online. With classes held at multiple locations and through various formats, students professional and personal schedules can be accommodated. Upon acceptance, students will take an assessment before beginning the program and again during the capstone class. This assessment is not graded nor is it placed in student files. The assessment is used for the sole purpose of accreditation. The capstone course, MBA 590/890 Strategic Management, must be taken as the final class in the program unless other arrangements are made with the Director of the MBA program. ProGRAM PrereQUISiteS The prerequisite courses are undergraduate courses necessary to adequately prepare a student for the MBA. It is expected that students will have acquired the basic knowledge of these courses prior to beginning the program. Concordia University provides these courses in the adult education program, online, or at a regional college or university. Students who have completed any of these courses more than five years ago may wish to refresh their knowledge by repeating or auditing the class. One or more of these courses may be waived for students with business/ professional experience. Please consult with the MBA Program Director for information about waivers. The prerequisite courses consist of: Undergraduate Course (General Titles): Introduction to Statistics Business Finance Principles of Management Economics (Macro or Micro) Principles of Accounting Application knowledge of Microsoft Office is recommended Principles of Marketing ABSence POLICY Due to the intensive nature of the Program, students are allowed only one excused absence per course, defined as a) emergency, b) personal illness, or c) travel on business. Students with more than one excused absence, or any unexcused absence, may be withdrawn from that course and may have to repeat, at the discretion of the director. ACAdeMIC AdviSING Upon admission to the program, each student will be assigned an advisor. This advisor will assist the student in program planning, career counseling, and any matters pertaining to due process within the program. Please consult your acceptance letter for the name of your advisor. 18 CUW

20 COURSE TRANSFer POLICY The Program will accept up to six (6) hours of transfer credit into the MBA Program, based upon the following criteria: 1. Courses transferred must be comparable in scope and subject matter to courses offered in the MBA Program. 2. Courses transferred must have been completed at the graduate level from an accredited institution. 3. Courses must have been completed with at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Transfer grades will not be used to compute CUW Program grades. The Program Director will evaluate student transcripts from other institutions to determine which courses will be accepted. Credits that students would like to see transfer into the program should be evaluated prior to beginning the program. DROP POLICY Business Administration To drop a class, a student must use the following link: On-campus class: If the student drops a full class within seven days of the course starting, the student will be charged a $50 late drop fee. If a student drops an on-campus class that is already in progress, he/she will be refunded based on attendance (please refer to Refund Policy under Financial Information). If a student drops an online course, the refund is based on assignments completed (please refer to Refund Policy for online courses). Correspondences from the MBA Office will be made to Concordia accounts. Such communications may include copies of the MBA Times, as well as notifications of term openings, policy changes, class changes, and registration concerns. LAte REGIStrAtion Students who attend a class without being on the class roster will be charged a $50 late registration fee. Being registered on the wait list does not mean a student is on the class roster; if a student attends a class and the late registration fee will be applied. Students are unable to register for a class once it has begun.. GRADUAtion REQUireMentS To be awarded the MBA degree, a student must complete all 39 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of Students may fill out an online Request to Graduate form while in their final class. Once the final grade has been posted in a student s final class, he/she must notify the MBA Office to begin file processing for creating a diploma. Please refer to the Graduation Information page on the Concordia website for important graduation deadlines. ProBAtion and SPeciAL STUdent STATUS Students placed on probation will have three classes (nine credits) in which to raise their cumulative GPA to a 3.0 or better, and requiring at least a B grade in all three classes. If a student is unable to do so, he/she will be suspended from the university. SUSPenSION Suspended students may appeal their academic dismissal as previously outlined under Appeals Process for Academic Dismissal. The student s appeal may or may not result in acceptance back into the MBA Program. MBA ProGRAMS One unique feature of the Concordia University Wisconsin MBA Program is the selection of emphasis or concentration areas. These allow the student to specialize while securing the vaunted MBA degree. Accounting is designed for students who intend to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and are seeking to fulfill the credit hour requirements necessary to sit for the national CPA exam. Thus, students pursuing this concentration should already have an undergraduate degree in accounting or be actively pursuing one through the CUW Scholars Program. Corporate Communications is geared to those who speak or communicate as a major part of their profession. This is an excellent program for corporate public relations or spokespeople, those in consulting, or those responsible for public image. Environmental Sustainability targets students interested in developing and maintaining a green environment in their office complex or for those students that wish to be better stewards of God s resources. CUW 19